Gerbilliscus nigricaudus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Rodentia Muridae

Scientific Name: Gerbilliscus nigricaudus
Species Authority: (Peters, 1878)
Common Name(s):
English Black-tailed Gerbil
Tatera nigricauda (Peters, 1878)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Schlitter, D. & Granjon, L.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G. (Small Nonvolant Mammal Red List Authority) & Cox, N. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This East African species is found in southern Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, and Tanzania. It does not appear to range west of the Eastern Rift Valley. It is found from sea level to 1,500 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Ethiopia; Kenya; Somalia; Tanzania, United Republic of
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1500
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits dry savanna, dry open woodland and agricultural areas.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place. The species is present in a number of protected areas.

Citation: Schlitter, D. & Granjon, L. 2008. Gerbilliscus nigricaudus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T21517A9295839. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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